13 comments on “Why, yes, why else would I read The Guardian?

  1. I read them because I want something to challenge my current pov. If you only ever look at stuff you agree with, you’re lost.

  2. We took the Guardian for a while and then cancelled it – we feared that the lunacy might be infectious.

  3. Actually, the reports on Spanish football by Sid Lowe are actually worth reading (if you follow Spanish football).

    True, it is pretty much a politics-free zone…. There the rivalry is merely Real Madrid v. Barcelona and not left and the rest.

  4. Of course, the Guardian commissions pieces that it knows its readers will despise. It makes business sense. They tend to get the most heated debates in the comments; the most links from aggrieved or amused bloggers and tweeters and, thus, the most pageviews. That, at least, is the only explanation for stuff like this.

  5. Tarot reading, astrology, psychic healing, Grauniad politics. They’re all things one discuses with the chick with the long black hair, silver jewellery, dark green nail varnish. Aren’t they? Then you bed her. It’s not the journey that’s important, it’s the arriving.

  6. bilbaoboy – “True, it is pretty much a politics-free zone…. There the rivalry is merely Real Madrid v. Barcelona and not left and the rest.”

    Sorry but a politics-free zone? This is the same Real Madrid that was a Franco-ist and now, as the name suggests, sort of a Royalist team? Compared to the more or less openly Communist (even under Franco) Barcelona?

    Football in Latin countries is rarely politics free

  7. Comment from the Graun itsel pretty well sums things up:

    “Oh ffs.

    I find all the political correct lemon-sucking pursed-lippedness offensive to dog’s bottoms.”

  8. The way I see it, Tim reads the Guardian for me.

    Perhaps similarly, the only TV I watch is Harry Hill, as he delivers the best bits without having to sit through hours of tedium.

  9. SMFS

    The football might (only might, eh!) be one thing but Sid is neither communist nor falangist/francoist. Too young for one thing. Lucky bu**er.

    CIF comments vary and do try to skew it at times, but hey he talks about Athletic Bilbao in adnmiring terms so, I go with Sid.

  10. Then you bed her. It’s not the journey that’s important, it’s the arriving.

    I’ll just correct that for you bloke in spain.

    “Then you bed her. It’s not the journey that’s important, it’s the coming”

    See the opportunity you missed there?

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